Native Instruments is expanding its recently established range of Guitar Rig-based studio effects. The new Solid Mix Series emulates “the distinctive EQ and dynamics sections of one of the most revered mixing consoles of all time” — i.e., SSL 4000 E/G Series desks — while Transient Master “recreates a popular hardware processor that provides highly efficient transient processing” — i.e. SPL’s Transient Designer. These products can used be used with the free Guitar Rig Player software, or expand the arsenal of the upcoming new Guitar Rig 5.
Solid Mix’s “Solid EQ” emulates the 4000 Series’ EQ section, with four parametric bands as well as the adjustable low-cut and high-cut filters. Switchable EQ types also offer selection between its two distinctive generations, the E and G Series. “Solid Bus Comp” is an emulation of the G Series’ stereo bus compressor. Taking advantage of the new features of the Guitar Rig 5 generation, it also provides a sidechain input as well as a dry/wet control for parallel compression. As the third component, “Solid Dynamics” provides a combined dynamics section with stereo compressor, expander and gate.
Transient Master is ideal for treating drums and percussive instrument sounds “by directly reshaping the
envelope of the signal,” offers Native Instruments. Through its Attack and Sustain parameters, Transient Master, like its inspiration, can both add natural punch and
definition or blend individual instruments further back into the mix without the sonic artifacts associated with standard compression methods.
Prices: $229, $119 and $119 (Solid Mix Series, individual Solid Mix components, and Transient Master, respectively)
Contact: Native Instruments | native-instruments.com